Myanmar

Overview

In Myanmar, our dedicated team is ready to provide clients spanning multiple sectors with a wide range of public affairs and government engagement support.

Our sector portfolio in Myanmar includes financial services, ICT, and property.

Leadership

Amara Buyse, Senior Associate

Amara Buyse is a Senior Associate at AGA’s Singapore office, where she leads AGA’s work in Singapore, Malaysia, and Myanmar.

Prior to joining AGA, Amara spent three years in Malaysia working for a strategic think tank, where she had daily interactions with Malaysian policymakers. Amara also worked as a freelance consultant and conducted market entry studies for clients looking to enter the Vietnamese and Myanmar markets.

Before moving to Asia, Amara worked as a Press and Media Officer at the European Commission in Brussels, where she was responsible for managing the Commission’s public reputation and conducting daily briefings to European journalists. Amara started her career with Google in Ireland, where she first gained exposure to government relations practices of a multinational company.

Amara has a deep network of political, business and media contacts both in Southeast Asia and Europe. She holds a Master’s in General Management from Vlerick Business School, Belgium, as well as a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Ghent University, Belgium, and Università La Sapienza, Italy. In addition to her native Dutch, she is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Kevin Murphy, Senior Advisor

Kevin Murphy is the Founder and Managing Director of Andaman Capital Partners, Asia Group Advisors’ partner in supporting clients who are seeking expansion, analysis, strategic partnership, and deal execution in Myanmar. Based in Yangon since 2002, Kevin brings a wealth of experience in private investment, sourcing, and funding opportunities in Myanmar.

Kevin is also a Director at Proximity Designs, a social enterprise dedicated to improving livelihoods for Myanmar’s impoverished rural sector, as well as a member in the Board of Advisors at Cetena Educational Foundation, a foundation focused on improving access to higher education. He is also the Co-Founder of Post Media, publisher of the Phnom Penh Post, and the Co-Founder of Synergenz Bioscience. Before moving to Myanmar, he was a Director at Hong Kong-based The Pacific Group.

Prior to his career in the private sector, Kevin was a journalist and media executive. He held senior positions at the International Herald Tribune, the South China Morning Post, and The Bulletin. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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Contact Us

Myanmar

Yangon

Phone:+65 6716 9902

Email:buyse@asiagroupadvisors.com